To preserve, protect and promote appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River watershed.

News

Hemlocks 2020
From 2017 to 2019, MRG inoculated over 2,000 eastern hemlock trees against the hemlock woolly adelgid and hemlock scale. Prior to resuming a schedule of repeated basal bark spraying in 2021, MRG scientists are participating in the New York State Hemlock Initiative to help …
New WTP Bobcat Project
MRG has begun another wildlife study, this time on bobcats. WTP researcher Jenna Lombino (White Plains HS) has set up several video camera traps in the Preserve to obtain high-res video clips of bobcats. Jenna’s objective is to be able to identify individual bobcats …

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
11/08/2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Taylor Preserve of the Mianus River Gorge - FULL
Mianus River Gorge, Bedford NY

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Research & Education

A Living Laboratory …

Mianus River Gorge was founded in 1953 by a group of conservationists and natural scientists who recognized the unique value of the old-growth hemlock forest and its tremendous biodiversity. The early founders protected the land as a living laboratory to develop sound land and watershed management strategies.

Land Management & Stewardship

As MRG acquires land to protect, a stewardship plan is devised to manage each parcel to either restore or maintain its health and function. As overbrowsing deer and invasive species have become major factors in the decline of native flora, MRG staff work to find effective solutions and share best practices.

Land Protection

The 22-mile Mianus River runs through the Mianus River Gorge Preserve and is part of a 42-square mile watershed, spanning five towns in two states. MRG protects the land that encompasses the Mianus River Watershed through acquisitions or gifts of land and managing conservation easements.